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This solved the problem for me. Got an error on the first installation, but never saw it again on subsequent installs. Nonetheless, the blocked access was shown in the System Preferences >> Security & Privacy General tab.
Which solution worked?
The one I replied to from SvenGus:
Did you authorise the VMware kernel extensions in the "Security & Privacy" System Preferences pane...? IIRC, I forgot to do it, and had the same error, until I authorised them...
With 10.13 Apple now requires the user go into the System Preferences > Security and Privacy > General Tab and click allow. Thank Apple for now throwing another wrench at us Mac Admins that make it impossible to script this.
"macOS High Sierra introduces a new feature that requires user approval before loading new third-party kernel extensions. This feature will require changes to some apps and installers in order to preserve the desired user experience."
"Kernel extensions must be digitally signed using an Apple Developer ID for Signing Kexts certificate and installed into /Library/Extensions."
That was the fix for me. Thanks.
ME TO I HAVE THE SAME THING HAPPEN TO ME AND I AND I REALLY WANT IT TO WORK
If the "Allow" button in "Security & Privacy" doesn't respond, you might need to temporarily disable any third-party apps that generate or intercept keyboard events, such as QuicKeys, MagicPrefs, etc.
None of the steps mentioned worked for me "cannot find a valid peer process to connect to". Please help. I am on High Sierra 10.13.4 and VMWare Fusion Professional Version 10.1.1 (7520154)
me too !!!!!
vmw 8-images with MacOS 10.8 / 10.10 ( run on 10.11.5 and 10.12.6)
new clean install 10.13.4 and latest vmw-F 10.1.1 : same error and
- in the Security-pref: developer "VMW Inc" was blocked by loading ...
-> open Admin-Pw
-> click button 'allow' -> no reaction
after restarts, new installation, restart, drag in other folder and back and restart....
-> click 10.x button 'allow' -> no reaction
=> compatibility on v12, v11, v10 with restarts all time stay on v14 !!!
=> run make reboot with error and bug-report
Go to System Preference -> Security&Privacy , in General tab
Click Allow VMware fusion.
Now it can Work.
I ran into a lot of trouble trying to diagnose why I was seeing this error message too.
I got the familiar: "Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to"
- I reinstalled VMware.
For me the problem was virtualbox. I had recently installed virtualbox so that I could use GenyMotion for testing virtual android devices.
This post here solved my problem: https://kastelo.net/blog/2017-05/coexisting-virtualbox-vmware-fusion-macos/
I had this issue too, and I was clicking "Allow" in the System Preferences / Security & Privacy / General and it wasn't doing anything. Apparently this usually happens when you use Screen Sharing and remote desktop into the machine, but I'm not doing that. What worked for me is I used the keyboard to tab to that Allow button, then clicked the space bar and it opened the modal showing the blocked software and I was able to click on the checkbox to enable the VMWare extension. It told me I had to reboot for it to take affect so I did, and everything worked after that.
With the latest VMWare Fusion 10.1.5 (10950653) (and maybe earlier) this can be caused by a hung vmware-vmx process, and it is easy to fix.
- Quit the VMware Fusion application if it is running.
- Open Activity Monitory and look for a line that reads: "vmware-vmx (not responding)"
- If you see this line, select the line then click on the "force a process to quit" icon in the upper left (a grey octagon with a white 'X' in it).
- Prompt will ask "Are you sure you want to quit this process?"
- Click the Force Quit button.
- Start the VMWare Fusion application again.